Prince George’s County community calendar, Nov. 8 to 15, 2012

November 7, 2012
Thursday, Nov. 8

Bladensburg computer class, learn basic skills. 10 a.m., Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-927-4916.

Natural history foray, for age 16 and older, a guided hike to explore the changing colors of flora and fauna and spot critter habitats. 1-3 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, donations welcome, registration required. 301-497-5887.

Friday, Nov. 9

Seat Pleasant food distribution, bring your own bags and pick up groceries. 1-3 p.m. the first and third Fridays of each month and 8 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Fridays of each month, Seat Pleasant Community Center, 6195 Central Ave. Free. 301-386-2278.

College Park Needle Arts Society, work on quilting, knitting, embroidery and counted cross-stitch projects. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-277-9630 or cpneedlearts@earthlink.net.

Media exhibit, see working vintage radios, televisions and related memorabilia. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, National Capital Radio and Television Museum, 2608 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. 301-390-1020.

“All the King’s Men,” screening of the 1949 political drama based on Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. 1 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center, Room 114, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-397-2208.

All About Raptors, for ages 8-10, learn how owls, hawks, and falcons hunt their prey. 1-2:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, donations welcome, registration required. 301-497-5887.

Bowie State dance concert, students and professionals from Kinetics Dance Company put on a modern dance performance. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Bowie State University, Fine and Performing Arts Center, 14000 Jericho Park Rd. $10; students/faculty/seniors, $5. 301-860-4000.

Celebrating Scott Joplin, musician Eric Maring of the Levine School of Music and friends celebrate the life of the great American composer.. 7:30 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free, donations welcome. 301-927-3013.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Talkin’ Baseball, a meeting to share knowledge of the game. Guest speaker Tim Wendell will discuss his book, “Summer of ’68.” 9 a.m., Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Free. 410-740-1145.

College Park rummage sale, shop for clothing, household items, toys, books, tools and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., College Park United Methodist Church, 9601 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-345-1010.

Waterfront birdwatching, age 6 and older, look for a variety of birds that inhabit the area. 9-11 a.m., Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. $2; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $3. Reservations required. 301-779-0371.

Black literature discussion, a librarian leads a talk about O.H. Bennett’s “Creatures Here Below.” 10 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-459-6900.

Capitol College open house, an information session for prospective undergraduate students. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 8, Capitol College, 11301 Springfield Rd., Laurel. Free, registration required. 301-369-2800 or www.capitol-college.edu.

Recycled art workshop, build a sculpture out of reclaimed trash in honor of America Recycles Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Davis Hall, 9217 51st Ave., College Park. Free, RSVP. 301-927-3013 or www.cpae.org.

Exploring the FamilySearch Wiki, a genealogy presentation about how to find, use and analyze records of genealogical value from around the world. 1 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4100 St. John's Lane, Ellicott City. Free. 410-796-3022.

Ham and oyster dinner, baked goods, silent auction, garage sale and prizes; shop antiques and collectibles. 1-6 p.m., St. Barnabus Episcopal/Anglican Church, 14111 Oak Grove Rd., Upper Marlboro. $20, seniors $18, ages 6-12 $12, age 5 and under free. 301-249-5001.

Bowie mock trial, for age 13 and older, serve as a jury member in the reenactment of “Of Mice and Men.” 2 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-262-7000.

Regional farming information session, a lecture on farming in the region past, present and future. 2-5 p.m., Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. $5. 301-283-2113 or accokeekfoundation.org.

Spaghetti supper, with bread, salad, dessert and beverage. 4-6 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 8710 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. $10, children free. 301-449-5758 or christchurchclinton@verizon.net.

Glenn Dale “Smorgasbord,” home-cooked meals with turkey and dressing, fried chicken, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, desserts and more. Proceeds benefit the church’s general fund. 4-6:30 p.m., Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, Good Luck and Springfield roads. $10 for adults, ages 6-12 $5; under 6 free. 301-262-2299.

Sunday, Nov. 11

St. Martin’s Lantern Festival, make paper lanterns and take an outdoor twilight walk as part of this traditional German celebration. 3:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4512 College Ave., College Park. Free, donations welcome. 301-927-3013 or www.cpae.org.

Gospel choir concert, with guest choirs from St. Margaret of Scotland and Our Lady of Perpetual Help. 4 p.m., Holy Family Church 2200 Callaway St., Temple Hills. $10, age 10 and under $5. 301-894-2222.

The Eclectic Guitars, classical guitarist Larry Snitzler and jazz guitarist Rick Whitehead combine their talents in a program featuring Latin American, classical and jazz standards. 6:30 p.m., Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. $15, students $5. 301-868-0082.

Monday, Nov. 12

Holy Trinity open house, for prospective parents and students in preschool through grade 8. Tour the lower and upper schools. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School, 11902 Daisy Lane, Glenn Dale. Free. 301-262-5355 or www.htrinity.org.

Youth mentoring program, high school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in the C.H.I.L.L. mentoring program to help get prepared for college and other higher education. Sponsored by Howard University and M-NCPCC. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Camera club competition, bring your best “simple” shot to compete or help judge. Sponsored by the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club. 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, Mount Oak Road and Route 301, Bowie. Free. 410-827-3369 or www.b-ccc.org.

TUESDay, Nov. 13

Fort Washington food drive, drop off canned or packaged non-perishable food items. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. through Nov. 17, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6070.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Social dance classes, for couples age 15 and older, a seven-week session. Wednesdays: Beginners 6:30-7:30 p.m. and intermediate 7:30-8:30 p.m, Rockledge Elementary School, 7701 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Bowie. $70; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $84. Registration required. 301-464-3725 or www.pgparks.com.

Laurel bird walk, for age 16 and older, a guided walk to search bird habitats; field guides and binoculars recommended. 8-10 a.m. Wednesdays, through Nov. 28, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, donations welcome, registration required. 301-497-5887.

Youth reading program, for ages 8-12, separate boys and girls groups that aim to encourage good reading skills. 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Nonprofit networking event, meet and share business cards with others from D.C. area nonprofit organizations. Sponsored by the Washington D.C. Metro Area Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 5:30 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free, registration required. 301-331-1400 or grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar.

Laurel history lecture, Gloria Allen, author and expert on antique needlework, discusses schoolgirl needlework for Maryland and the District, and her new book, “Columbia’s Daughters: Girlhood Embroidery from the District of Columbia.” 7:30 p.m., Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-377-7817.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Landover food pantry for the needy, bring bags and pick up groceries. 9 a.m. Thursdays, Prince George’s Ballroom, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. Free. 301-386-2278.

Bladensburg computer lessons, learn how to create an e-mail account. 10 a.m. Thursdays, Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-927-4916.

Online job hunt program, learn how to search and apply for jobs online. 1 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free, registration required. 301-839-2400.

AARP defensive driving course, for age 60 and older, strategies for adjusting to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Door prizes and lunch included. 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Council House, 3940 Bexley Pl., Marlow Heights. $5. 301-423-4504 or www.aarp.com.

Berwyn Heights bird walk, hosted by the Prince George’s Audubon Society, habitats include open water, wetlands, forests and meadows, with sighting opportunities for woodland and field songbirds, waterfowl and raptors. 3 p.m., meet at the parking lot for the Luther Goldman Birding Trail, Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Berwyn Road and Ballew Avenue. Free. 301-459-3375.

Riverdale Park farmers market, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 15, Rhode Island Avenue and Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park. Free. Jim Coleman at 301-586-5973 or www.rpfarmersmarket.org.

Piano master class, led by Terrence Wilson, the Prince George’s Philharmonic performs classical works. 7:30 p.m., Suitland High School, 5200 Silver Hill Rd, Suitland. Free. 301-817-0500.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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